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Gallows Point Resort
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This property is the absolute best value for couples on St John! You hear it said all of the time: What makes a property valuable? Location. Location. Location. And Gallows point has that. Perched on the point as you enter Cruz Bay, these one-bedroom bungalows are perfect for a couple that desires luxury at a reasonable price. Sure, you can pay more at the luxurious Caneel Bay, but you are so far removed from the nightlife downtown that you suffer. Gallow Point, on the other hand is a short walk to the bars, restaurants and shopping downtown that it makes the entire St John experience a lot more fun. The property has a great pool and excellent snorkeling. But it also has lots of greenery and space that softens the peoperty as opposed to the neighboring Grand Bay Resort. The only thing we found missing was that there was not a pool bar or wait staff taking drink orders. There is a great on-property restaurant, Zozo's, but that is not our Cruz Bay favorite. That would go to the Lime Inn. Compared to the top-end and pricey restaurants Asolara, La Tapa and Zozo's, Rich just provides a better value at the Lime Inn. Our favorite bar is the Beach Bar, where all of the locals ahng out and start happy hour as early as noon; but Woody's also has a great happy hour. Our favorite beach bar is Skinny Legs in Coral Bay. You will need a rental car to get to the beaches, but there are so many wonderful beaches, it is well worth renting. Leinster and Maho Bay are our personal favorites.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank a36redbaron
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We stayed in 2D which is upper ocean front. Peaceful breakfast on the balcony overlooking beautiful ocean. Snorkeling is fantastic right from resort. Two sea turtle were just hanging out. Location is perfect to Cruz Bay. We walked every night there for dinner and shopping. Rent a car and go around the island. Trunk Bay is a must.

Room Tip: 2D Ocean View is worth every penny!
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank GinaDx
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

This was my fifth time returning to St. John and it is by far my favorite place to stay. For me it was a much better option than any big hotel. We had an upper duplex unit (11C) that faced the harbor and had a ocean view. The space was beautiful and comfortable. It was super clean, well stocked and had wi-fi. We went grocery shopping and ate breakfast and took lunch to the beach everyday. We rented a jeep so that we could explore the island beaches during the day. In the late afternoon we used Gallows pool and swim platform and met other guests. It was very relaxed. Guests brought their own drinks down to the pool- though one night the hotel had a free cocktail time. The pool was also a great place to watch the sunset.

For dinner each night we walked into town to eat. This is so much better than having to try to find a parking spot downtown or take a taxi.

Some reviews talked about this not being a good place for kids, but I think that is only referring to the fact that there is no programming for kids. I don't think kids under 5 are allowed at all. We were there during school spring break and there were tons of kids and families. The kids all seemed happy to me.

The negative was that there is no gym and their on-site general store was lacking in expertise, snorkeling equipment and basic supplies.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank jasmom
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karlamrktng, Manager at Gallows Point Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you for the very flattering review. I just want to take this opportunity to explain our children's policy. We do not allow guests to bring children under 5 years old. We also do not recommend children under 12 years old. We do allow our owners to bring their children, but that is a rare occurance.

As you stated there are no kid programs here. Our beach is not a very kid friendly beach because it is rock and coral which makes excellent snorkeling but not a good playground for a young child. Another guest had reviewed our property and thought this was a negative, so I want to be sure everyone understands our property. There are usually few or no children on property, however at spring break time, when you were here, guests do bring the kids. Last week we had do be extra vigilant to remind the kids there was to be no jumping in the pool. Everyone still had a great time. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

It is so much nicer than the Westin! It is smaller and has no gym, but otherwise it was great. The employees at the concierge/gift shop/convenience store were so nice and helpful, the view is amazing, the snorkeling is really great and the accommodations were spacious and very comfortable. It is also very nice to be able to walk into town and Wharfside Village. we will definitely return.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Gallows Point resort overlooks the Caribbean and presents breathtaking, inspiring scenery. Our condo was on a lower floor, but we still had an unobstructed view--from the kitchen, the living room, and the outdoor balcony. Other pluses were the friendliness, courtesy, and efficiency of the staff, and uncompromising cleanliness, inside and out.
The kitchen was well designed and stocked, with pretty, matched china and glassware, a good selection of flatware, and a complete supply of cooking implements, bowels, pots, and pans. The cooktop and refrigerator are seemingly new, and our unit had a dishwasher. which perhaps they all do. Each unit has a radio-disk player combination, and two television sets, one of which has a video disk player. The furniture is comfortable and apparently recently acquired. There is splendid and enormous stall shower, plenty of hot water and quality toiletries.
The Gallows Point has no beach, but it is possible to enter the water from a ladder and swim or snorkel and never leave the property. Good beaches are nearby, perhaps a little too far to reach on foot, but accessible by the collective open-air taxis that ride about St. John. The resort's swimming pool and whirlpool are nice indeed.
A decided advantage is Gallows Point's close proximity of the restaurant district, about a five-minute walk down a hill. One food market is just up another hill, and a cab ride from the restaurants or the market is only about $5. Everything on the island is expensive, except rum, so a trip to the supermarket will run about double what you might pay for the same items at home. It is worth remembering that the full-time residents pay these prices year-round. Such considerations and the extraordinary cost of electricity which powers Gallows Point's highly dependable air-conditioning system help drive up the rates, but if you want a nice place to stay, Gallows Point is it.

Room Tip: The on-site ZoZo restaurant is said to be excellent, but a condo away from ZoZo's is quieter than one nearby, and one away from the front desk will subject the guest to less of the inevitable, necessary noise of moving luggage trolleys and rolling garbage cans.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank JerseyObserver
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